February 21, 2018
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
Enchanting Story Ballets - Including Acts from Peter and The Wolf, Swan Lake and La Bayadère - To Be Performed by Marietta Square’s Dance Company
MARIETTA - GA Metro Dance Theatre (GMDT) announces The Wolf, The Swan, and The Princess from March 16th through March 18th, 2018 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater in Marietta. This captivating classical story ballet, debuted by GA Metro Dance Theatre in 2017, weaves together three of the most celebrated ballets into a single production for audiences of all ages to delight the entire family with tales of bravery, fate, mystery, and eternal love. See GMDT’s final production of the company’s 61st season of dance before the show is retired. Tickets are on sale now at georgiametrodance.tix.com.
Three Story Ballets in One Enchanting Performance
The Wolf, The Swan, and The Princess begins with the story of Peter and The Wolf. Dancers bring the classic tale to life with the aid of a narrator, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s most frequently performed musical composition. The story unfolds in a meadow with birds, ducks, a cat, a boy, his grandfather and – of course – a wily wolf. Children and adults will be enthralled to learn the story of how curious Peter befriends the animals and outsmarts the wolf.
In Swan Lake’s divertissement from Act III, eligible young princesses from around the world attend a party for Prince Siegfried to choose a bride. An evil sorcerer arrives with his daughter Odile, whom Siegfried believes is Odette, a swan maiden he fell in love with the night before. Siegfried is the victim of a terrible plot that dooms Odette to spend the rest of her life as a swan. Performed to music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky between 1875 and 1876, the act features princesses, dancers from around the world, a sorcerer with his complicit daughter, and a love-stricken prince who weave a tale of beauty, magic, deception and tragic love.
Set in the Orient, La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer) is a love story that takes place in an opulent Hindu Indian palace to the beguiling music of Ludwig Minkus. Dancers perform at a celebration of the betrothal of the Princess Gamzatti to the brave warrior Solor in the exciting and exotic pas d’action. The romantic ballet was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1887 with the Imperial Ballet (now the Kirov Ballet) and is one of the most celebrated classical ballets in the world.
Combining these three famous classical ballets into one production gives audiences a taste for different styles of classical ballet, while engaging all ages into magical stories that thrill the senses. The Wolf, The Swan, and The Princess also enables the many talented dancers of GMDT to master a variety of iconic roles as part of their training. Which ballet will be your favorite?
Talented Dancers from Marietta Area Perform in Legendary Ballets
GMDT’s The Wolf, The Swan, and The Princess features local company dancers, ranging in age from ages seven to eighteen, who train at Georgia Dance Conservatory on the Marietta Square. Two professional dancers, Jonah Hooper and D. Patton White, will join the cast of GMDT dancers will bring to life these captivating stories.
GMDT’s The Wolf, The Swan, and The Princess features GMDT Seniors from the class of 2018:
Spanish Lead and Princess (Swan Lake): Sydney Carlin
Gamzatti (La Bayadère): Anna Cole
Spanish Lead and Princess (Swan Lake): Kayli Sweeney
Tickets on Sale Now
Tickets for GMDT’s The Wolf, The Swan, and The Princess are on sale now at georgiametrodance.tix.com (or at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater box office on the day of the performance while seats are available). All performances take place at The Jennie T. Anderson Theater at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta, GA. Tickets range in price from $10 to $25.
Performances are scheduled for:
Friday, March 16th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 17th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 18th @ 2:00pm
Special Events for The Community
As a special treat, attend a matinee performance to meet the characters after the show. Audience members can get autographs from some of the characters and see their costumes up close. In addition, GMDT has invited 50 young guests who require a sensory-sensitive experience and local foster children to see the performance with a smaller audience at a dress rehearsal.
Gratitude for 61st Season of Dance
GMDT thanks its 2017/18 season sponsors for their generous support:
GMDT’s 61st season of dance is dedicated to our founder, Ruth Mitchell. We proudly carry on the legacy of this Atlanta dance pioneer and the dance company she founded in 1956.
GA Metro Dance Theatre (GMDT) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, student-based dance company housed in the studios of Georgia Dance Conservatory on the Marietta Square. Founded in 1956, the company was formerly known as Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre. Now under the artistic direction of Ashleigh Whitworth, GMDT educates, cultivates, and inspires young dancers to become the next generation of artists and leaders through rigorous dance training and performance opportunities in a challenging and professional environment. GMDT strives to be a positive contributor to the community via diverse performances and engaging experiences that celebrate life through the power of the arts. For more information, please visit GMDT’s Website at georgiametrodance.org or our official Facebook page at Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre. For tickets to GMDT performances, please visit georgiametrodance.tix.com.